7 Culinary events across Canada to check out between May 5 and May 11, 2019

Here are seven interesting culinary events happening across Canada from May 5 to to May 11.

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There's never a dull moment in the Canadian food scene. With that said, it's hard to keep track of what's happening in every city on any given day. Outside of new restaurants, breweries, distilleries and other launches, there is no shortage of interesting events taking place and we're on a hunt to find them!

From our fabulous drag brunch in support of Saskatoon Pride happening this Sunday at Remai Modern, to winemaker dinners, to a golfing and bubbly event in the Okanagan, here are seven interesting culinary events that are happening over the next week.

Drags Benny Saskatoon (Saskatoon,SK) - Sunday, May 5, 2019

Let's brunch, kitty girls!

This all-ages pop-up drag brunch in support of Saskatoon Pride will feature brunch canapés and a multi-course sit-down brunch by Shift Restaurant, as well as innovative cocktails using Lucky Bastard Distillers spirits. The brunch will also include a 50/50 raffle and a silent auction with exciting prize packages, like a brunch for four at Shift Restaurant and more.

Like usual, Drags Benny stars Chicago-based celebrity drag queen, Laila McQueen, Saskatoon's Iona Whipp, China White and Stony Mac and Satina Loren of Winnipeg.

Tickets start at $70.   



Rustic Italian (Victoria, B.C.) - Monday, May 6, 2019

The London Chef is hosting its Rustic Italian Food evening from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at 953 Fort Street, Victoria, B.C. Guests at the class will get to learn about the styles of rustic Italian cooking and have some delicious and easy Italian meals using fresh and seasonal local ingredients. The menu includes saffron risotto with prawns and spring peas, pan-roast lamb chops, and of course, wine. 

Guests can purchase tickets for this event for $110.00


Breakfast of Champions (Windsor, ON) - Tuesday, May 7, 2019



Happening from 8:00 a.m. to 10:45 a.m at the St Clair Centre for the Arts, Windsor, the Breakfast of Champions is hosted by the Canadian Mental Health Association and will feature keynote speakers like Canadian musician Steven Page, who will be bringing more awareness to mental health and wellness in today's society. The event includes a presentation of the Carol Mueller Mental Health Champion Award to the individual or organization that has helped to educate or create awareness about seeking help for mental health.

Tickets for this event are $50 for general tickets and $30 for students.

DISH - Drink. Indulge. Savour. Help.(Vancouver, B.C.) - Wednesday, May 8, 2019

DISH (Drink, Indulge, Savour, Help) will be taking place early next week at the Vancouver Convention Centre. The event offers guest the opportunity to try out wines and food from different restaurants in Vancouver like Pourhouse restaurant, Wild Tale resturant, as well as North American wineries like Girard winery and Ponzi vineyards. There will be a cocktail competition for local bartenders, and folks will also be treated to live music. Partial proceeds from this event will go towards the BCHF.

Tickets are $75 for early bird to $85 for regular.

Exclusive Wine Maker Dinner with Matteo from Avignonesi. (Calgary, AB) - Thursday, May 9, 2019

Vero Bistro Moderne is hosting its Winemaker Dinner, featuring the famous Avignonesi Wines maker, Matteo from 6:30-9:00 p.m. The dinner features six courses of cicchetti dishes (small or side dishes) paired with Avignonesi Wines such as prosciutto di Parma with truffle gorgonzola and fresh strawberries paired with Cantaloro Rosato 2018, seasonal mushrooms with crispy egg and pecorino cheese fondue with Cantaloro Rosso 2015, and veal-stuffed agnolotti with Berkshire pork ragu paired with Vino Nobile di Montepulciano 2014. 

To purchase tickets for this event, contact Vero Bistro directly at 403-283-8988.

Ottawa Beer Fest (Ottawa, ON) - Friday, May 10, 2019

Head down to the Ottawa Beer Fest  for different types of beer, good food and amazing music from 3:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m. at the Aberdeen Pavilion, Lansdowne. The event will include locla food trucks as well as fun interactive games for you to play while you enjoy cold beer. 

Interested guests can purchase their tickets for this event for $15.

Putting and Bubbles (Kelowna, BC) - Saturday, May 11, 2019

If you love golf and quality bubbly, you need to add this putting and bubbles event in Kelowna in your calendar. Enjoy a beautiful spring day on the green at the Sunset Ranch Golf and Country Club from 2:30-5:30 p.m. and work on your putting skills while enjoying a mix of bubbles from wineries like Sperling Vineyards, Pipe Dreams Winery and more.

Tickets for this event can be purchased for $75.

We want to know about any cool food and drink happening across the country, so keep us informed by reaching out to us with event information.